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Best Gaming pc for £600 ($1000) to run bf4 on ultra

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March 18, 2014 11:42:18 AM

Hi I am 14 and know nothing about choosing parts for a computer. I have been saving for a while and have £600 (or $1000) and am looking to get a gaming pc to run all games on highest (BF4 is a specific game I'd like) and hopefully last for a very long time. There are a few guides out there but I never know what to go for so a complete build would be great because as say: I know nothing!
Thanks a lot for your time
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March 18, 2014 11:54:22 AM

You need to state if you need every thing (monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse etc.) and if you have any perfered websites to buy from.
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March 18, 2014 11:55:45 AM

Just the pc no mouse keyboard or monitor
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March 18, 2014 12:09:40 PM

I would do something along these lines

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9dY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9dY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9dY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.99 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1042.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 15:08 EDT-0400)

If you search around you can probably get a better deal on some of the components, mainly the CPU and GPU as well. IDK how prices are over the pond either and how well this translates

EDIT: I forgot to add windows to that so add $100 to the price, unless you have a copy laying around. I know students can often get a copy for free or cheap ($30) in the US. If you want to trim some off of the budget, you could also drop the CPU cooler if you don't plan to over clock your cpu.
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March 18, 2014 12:25:09 PM

I think this is better even though it is slightly over £600.
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9Ck
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9Ck/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9Ck/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£77.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.62 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£60.55 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.14 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£233.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£53.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£53.28 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £613.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 19:20 GMT+0000)
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March 18, 2014 12:36:04 PM

I don't know if the fx-6300 has quite enough juice to last long term, but it could be ok. If I were to go the amd route I would get an 8320. Good call on the r9-280x though, the price difference doesn't seem as big over there as it is in the US.
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March 18, 2014 12:40:27 PM

That_Guy88 said:
I don't know if the fx-6300 has quite enough juice to last long term, but it could be ok. If I were to go the amd route I would get an 8320. Good call on the r9-280x though, the price difference doesn't seem as big over there as it is in the US.


I would have added an 8320 but that will go way over £600 to £750ish. But that depends on the OP is willing to increase that budget.
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March 18, 2014 12:44:49 PM

I think your price break down should be (give or take)
CPU: $150 (FX-8320 or i5 3350p)
Mother Board: $100 (depends on AMD or intel, budget could be cut here by $20 if needed)
RAM: $80 (2 4GB sticks)
GPU: $350 (R9-280x or GTX 770 4gb, the 2gb could be had for similar performance, but may run into problems with limited vram in 2 years)
HDD: $80 (1TB)
Case: $50
PSU: $75 (at least 600W)
CD/DVD Drive: $20
Windows: $100

This would come to $1000. If you don't need the DVD drive or windows you could invest that money elsewhere, maybe get an aftermarket heatsink or a better graphics card.
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March 18, 2014 1:03:34 PM

Suztera said:
That_Guy88 said:
I don't know if the fx-6300 has quite enough juice to last long term, but it could be ok. If I were to go the amd route I would get an 8320. Good call on the r9-280x though, the price difference doesn't seem as big over there as it is in the US.


I would have added an 8320 but that will go way over £600 to £750ish. But that depends on the OP is willing to increase that budget.


Dropping the cooler would allow for an upgrade to the 8320. It would be easy to buy a cooler later on if he wants to OC.
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March 18, 2014 1:04:30 PM

Suztera said:
That_Guy88 said:
I don't know if the fx-6300 has quite enough juice to last long term, but it could be ok. If I were to go the amd route I would get an 8320. Good call on the r9-280x though, the price difference doesn't seem as big over there as it is in the US.


I would have added an 8320 but that will go way over £600 to £750ish. But that depends on the OP is willing to increase that budget.


Dropping the cooler would allow for an upgrade to the 8320. It would be easy to buy a cooler later on if he wants to OC.
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March 18, 2014 1:11:52 PM

The r9 280x is actually now £220 at aria (with delivery) on special offer. http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Sapp...
People keep in mind that parts are much cheaper in the US than UK. Also not sure if a 600W corsair can handle a R9 280X + very power hungry CPU. Maybe with no overclocking.
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March 18, 2014 2:49:47 PM

kamilstoch said:
The r9 280x is actually now £220 at aria (with delivery) on special offer. http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Sapp...
People keep in mind that parts are much cheaper in the US than UK. Also not sure if a 600W corsair can handle a R9 280X + very power hungry CPU. Maybe with no overclocking.


It will run fine unless it's a faulty unit. For a single gpu setup, a good quality 550w will be sufficient
TTL showed that it was possible to run an overclocked i5 and an asus 780ti on a RM450. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajiN9aVOv4A

Granted it is a 80+ gold and it kinda at a premium price but it shows it is do-able. Of course, it is recommend to run at least 550w of a well-known brand that are recommended by reviewers and the vast majority.
I could have suggested XFX 550w but I don't consider it as future proof as it has 1 6pin and 1 8 pin while the CX600M is basically a similar product to XFX550W but offers 2 8pins.

Since mobile devices became popular, Nvidia and AMD has focused more on power efficiency (as well as Intel, maybe AMD FX cpus in the future who knows).
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March 18, 2014 10:12:26 PM

The XFX 550W is not future-proof but I personally think it is better than the Corsair CX series PSUs.
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